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Blue Morpho Butterflies

I digitized this for a client who wanted one to put on a mola quilt she was making for a friend.

These area available as 5-6 inch collection , 7-8 inch collection, or get them all for a SALE price

~~~Links to purchase these designs are at the bottom of this page ~~~

The photo she furnished
My clients sew out

Blue morphos live in the tropical forests of Latin America from Mexico to Colombia. They have a characteristic vivid blue color and shiny wings that reflect the light, making them easy to spot amidst the jungle canopy. Blue morphos are visible to pilots flying over the rainforest.

I sewed one on a white towel. No embossing/knock down or dry cover was needed.  See Videos. I then added the border.

Videos

Blue Morphos are one of the largest butterflies in the world, measuring around six inches long and with wing spans of up to 8 inches.

 

 

 

 

All the clear details along the outside edge of the wings is possible by the long jump stitches I added between each white and brown detail that allows you an easy way to clip clean the jumps between them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notions I Used

  • Sewing on towels use a soft tear away stabilizer – just one layer is needed 
  • Sewing on regular fabric use 2 layers soft tear away stabilizer.
  • For a large pillow type project – Fuse one layer of ShirTailor©  to the back of the fabric + fuse one layer of fusible 80/20 Quilter’s Dream fusible batting; hoop it all with one layer of soft tear away on the bottom. This combination will give you a nice smooth pillow top that will stay that way.
  • Madeira Polyneon #40 embroidery threads in the top for all projects
  • Wonderfil #80 prewound bobbin for all the projects *
  • Size12 topstitch needle for all projects

* Wonderfil bobbin threads are fine weight.. For this reason using them makes designs much less dense. With a lower top tension it nearly disappears on the backside.

I’ve gotta have Blue Morpho Butterflies 5-6 Inch!

I’ve gotta have Blue Morpho Butterflies 7-8-Inch!

I’ve gotta have Blue Morpho Butterflies all sizes (on sale)!

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